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    Name: Amy Hemmer
    Room Number(s): 251
    Subject(s): 8th Grade ELA and 6th Grade Drama
    Teacher Message:
    Friday, May 22, 2020
    If you would like to contact me over the summer, please email me at amy.hemmer@slps.org.  I will be checking my email periodically.
    Please chck out the summer reading list above for some great titles!  
    Here is an excellent resource for fun projects and opportunities to brush up on your grammar and writing skills as well many free online books! 
    Biography:  I spent my childhood huddled under a pile of books in Spanish Lake, Missouri.  At age 15 my parents and I moved to Mesa, Arizona.  I finished high school there and then kept the Westward migration going by heading out to California for college.  I received my teaching certificate in Elementary Education from Humblodt State University in waaaaay Northern California among the redwood trees. From there I was city bound, living in San Francisco for a few years postponing my impending adulthood.  From there I headed south to spend several years teaching in Costa Rica and Guatemala.  I tapped into my pioneering spirit when I opened a school on the beach that served ex-pat primary-age kids and middle-aged sportfishing Captains needing to learn English.  Once I turned thirty, I wanted to move back to St. Louis!  Why?  Who leaves the tropics for St. Louis?!  Well, I was feeling the pull of the tide of my gene pool in the form of a ton of family on both sides of the river.   I wanted to teach in a more established system.  I wanted to buy a house.  I was ready for the proverbial settling down.  And I have.  I started teaching at McKinley just a few months after my return to my Midwestern roots.  I have taught at McKinley for 17 years in sixth, seventh and eighth grade.  I live in Benton Park with my eight year old daughter.  I love sharing literature with young people and helping them improve as communicators in their writing, speaking and listening.